Pushing 100°F this afternoon and drier through first half of the weekend

7 Day Forecast

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — High pressure building in as we will see the hottest days of the year so far. With the warmer temperatures and humidity, heat index values will climb into the century mark.

With the high heat index values a heat advisory has been issued for the entire News 3 for Thursday and Friday. Some of our Georgia counties have been placed under an Excessive Heat Watch for Saturday. Under an Excessive Heat Watch, heat index values could likely reach 110°F.

If this isn’t obvious enough, limit your outdoor exposure, drink plenty of fluids, stay in the air conditioning and check on your friends and neighbors.

Rainfall chances are very slim for this afternoon so you’ll have to find a pool, lake or river to cool off from the summertime heat for the next several days.

But there is good news as higher rainfall chances make their way back into the forecast as a boundary moves in next week as high pressure breaks down bring a reprieve of the heat. With the rainfall chances increasing we could cool off drastically with highs next week in the mid to upper 80s.

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